Whoopee Pie Memories: Stoddard Twins

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Today Whoopee Pies are all the rage. I think Martha or Oprah recently blessed them, and now it seems everywhere I go I see pumpkin, peanut butter, gingerbread, red velvet and jumbo versions of whoopee pies.

When I was a kid they where called “black moons” and the black moons I remember most fondly are Stoddard’s Twins. These little black moons came two to a package with a little white cardboard tray and a plastic wrapper. The cakes where dense and the cream had a firm texture and had the slightest crunch of granulated sugar when you bit into them. I still crave the delicious taste and texture of Twins every time I see a TV show or magazine article about whoopee pies.

I am not sure, but I think they where made in Lowell, MA. My sister Karen has a friend who had some sort of connection with the family who made them. I have been bugging her for years to see if her friend could get a lead on the recipe but I think it is nowhere to be found.

Does anyone remember these delicious little cakes or Stoddard’s Bakery? Did they make any other products, and were they in Lowell? And most importantly, does anyone have a recipe close to the original Twins? Please blog in and let us know.

Last updated: Apr 15, 2011
Filed under: New England Memories, Retro Food and Recipes Tagged with: bakeries, cakes, New England memories